My husband and I kept going back and forth with where we wanted to live. We both agreed that we wanted to live in Columbia, but we could not decide between an apartment or a house. He thought if we moved to an apartment, we would be able to save money for a nice house down the road. I had never lived in an apartment though, and my impression of one was not all that favorable. I wanted a house, but I changed my mind when he did a search for luxury apartments in Columbia SC and showed me the kind of apartment we would be able to get.
It is still hard for me to believe that the apartment that we ended up getting is a lot nicer than any of the houses that I had looked at online. I guess my impression of apartment living is what I had seen on TV shows growing up, and nothing further could be from the truth. First off, the apartment is absolutely gorgeous. We have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it is all on one floor. The kitchen and living room are both spacious, and the ceilings are quite high. We have plenty of storage space too, and parking is not a problem at all.
Even better are all the perks that come outside of our apartment walls. We have a community comprised just of people living in the apartment complex, and we have gotten quite friendly with several other young couples. There are plenty of fun things for us to do from swimming and working out to shopping or dining at one of the places that are within walking distance. I thought that this was going to just be a stepping stone, but I have a feeling that we are going to be here for a lot longer than either of us thought. Why move when we already live in the perfect spot!